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[TowerTalk] Connectors and the weatherproofing

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Connectors and the weatherproofing
From: (Keith Morehouse - W9RM)
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 1997 10:55:34 -0600
Somebody writes:
> I think I agree with Ed.  You're installing a "quick connect" and then
> destroying the "quick"

Those who insist on "quick connections" on a tower, in a typical
location (where the weather seriously sucks, many times a year..)
are destined to have connection problems for the rest of their radio or
electronics lives.  

Quick connections and weatherproof reliability DO NOT go together unless
you're willing to spend BIG BUCKS for certain MIL connectors and the
tools to insert the conductors properly.

No - I don't have connection problems...ever(weellll, HARDLY ever)...I
guess that's why I buy tape by the case AND have become quite proficient
in taping (and un-taping) connections.

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